Grateful Dead Live at Alpine Valley Music Theatre on 1986-06-28
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Subject: Rough Afternoon
Subject: Grateful Dead on a different plane
Subject: I loved this show
Subject: A Terrible Day On All Accounts
I recall, in my naive, youthful, exuberantly high condition, giving my pavilion ticket stub to a guy sitting behind me so he could "sneak his buddy down." I happily complied. A while later, I was further down in the pavillion with a buddy of mine and I started freaking out on the shrooms I'd eaten before the show; stomach was not right, either. Went back to my seat to try and chill out and found a frat boy in it. I said, "Dude, you're in my seat." He said, "Nope, it's mine, and I've got the stub to prove it." He held up my ticket stub and looked at me smugly, knowing he was hosing me out of my seat.
To express my dissatisfaction with his attitude, I threw up on him.
I left him sitting in my seat shortly after that, and hid from him (and security) by literally laying low at my aforementioned friend's seat, lower down in the pavillion. The show went downhill from that point on.
Definitely not one of my better Alpine experiences.
Subject: Get it if you were there...
Subject: MY FIRST SHOW
Subject: One that I play a lot
The first set doesn't do a lot for me, but I really enjoy the second set. The Playin' starts out strong and just gets *bent*. I don't know if the band was too, um, preoccupied to develop much more than two distinct songs before the drums, but the Playin'->UJB->Jam sequence is really, really jangly, with outstanding stuff from Bobby and the drummers. The 7/4 jam in UJB just *rips* -- I wish it went on longer, but it is all good. The Jam after UJB is very distinctly its own entity, as UJB comes to a close and then the band, unwilling to start another song, just begins jamming. Very fluid, very rythmic. Drums is also a lot of fun. The China Doll begins to build in Space and is delivered with a lot of fervor. Jerry's phrasing and approach is outstanding, and he really delivers a fine reading of the song -- much better than the 1990s versions, in which the song had a tendency to become soggy.
The rest of the second set is well played and won't disappoint.
I like this show a lot.
Subject: My first show...
...all I can recall, other than the absolute surreal experience of being amongst all those freaks, is that Touch of Grey was perhaps the fastest song I had ever heard. CC Rider was the only familiar song for this novice to the Dead scene. I vaguely remember LLR as well.
As I can recall, the second set went nowhere fast. Jerry bailed the stage early before drumz, and I don't think he was having all that good of a time on stage that day.
Anyhow, I had to start somewhere...atleast I kept coming back...
Subject: Had to be there
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